Agriculture

Plan now, decrease stress during emergencies. With the wildfire and spring storm season nearing, it is a good time for older adults, their families, caregivers and the professionals who serve them to establish an emergency plan, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. “...
“Tackling Tough Questions” is the name of and framework within which participants will work at the 2020 Ogallala Aquife Summit, set March 31-April 1 at Embassy Suites in Amarillo. Brent Auvermann, Ph.D., director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Amarillo and program chair...
• March 24 in Canyon; March 25 in Vernon. Two organic production workshops have been set for March 24 in Canyon and March 25 in Vernon by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The High Plains workshop will be at the West Texas A&M University Agricultural Sciences Complex Piehl-Schaeffer...
SAN ANGELO, Texas — Texas farmers soon will be able to legally plant fields of hemp for the first time since the 1930s.   Much has changed since then, but one thing hasn’t: Texas farmers can count on Texas A&M AgriLife for practical information and expert insight.   The Texas A&M AgriLife...
As crop production plans are adapting to the declining water levels in the Ogallala Aquifer, cotton is playing an increasingly important role in water conservation. Cotton is increasingly a crop of choice for producers with a limited water supply in the High Plains.  While relatively new to the...
• First module starts April 22. A Dairy Herd Manager and Supervisor Training Program has been developed to help large dairy operations increase their profitability and sustainability in the face of increasing animal welfare concerns, according to program organizers. The program will offer four day-...
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 19, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds agricultural producers interested in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) 2020 general signup that there is less than two weeks before the enrollment deadline of February 28, 2020. This signup is available to...
Matching cattle to the land available to graze and the nutrition it offers is critical in optimizing production in an operation. Jason Smith, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle specialist, Amarillo, who is frequently contacted to help with problems cattle operators are having, was...
A multi-purpose meeting to address the farm bill, estate planning and auxin training is being hosted Feb. 24 by the Hutchinson and Hansford county offices of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The program will begin with registration at 9:30 a.m. in the AgriLife Extension office for...
On Saturday, Jan. 18, Western Equipment hosted nearly 100 students from high schools in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico in its Amarillo location for the inaugural Ag Tech Open Invitational.  The contest was open to all area high school juniors and seniors and tested students’ skills in today’s high-...

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